Nevada Daily Mail
MONETT, Mo. -- Individual championships by Slade Stiles and Sam Ellifrits helped the Nevada Tigers wrestling team finish eighth in the 41st annual Monett Invitational Saturday.
Stiles won the gold medal at 120-pounds with five pin victories. Those five wins Saturday put him at 151 for his high school career, eight more than the previous record of 143 -- set just a year ago by Tanner Charles.
Ellifrits won his first two matches with pins, received a bye in the third round and won by injury-default in both the fourth- and fifth rounds. Dayton Miller was second at 106, losing on a pin to Bohdi Hines, Clinton, Okla., in the finals.
Colby Smith was fourth at 195, Daxtyn Osburn was fifth at 132 and Johnathan Ireland was sixth at 152. Tucker Wingert placed fifth at 220 in the B pool.
Willard won the team title with 105.5 points. Clinton was second with 86, Reeds Spring finished third with 83.5, Bolivar was fourth at 82.5 and McDonald County placed fifth with 80 points. Monett finished sixth with 74.5 points and Republic was seventh with 72 -- one point better than Nevada.
The Nevada grapplers are to host Carthage in the annual mat-warming dual Thursday night in the Wynn Gymnasium at Nevada High School.